Shared Cities – Northern Perspectives. Seminar at MFA


The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to participate in a seminar discussing urban public space. The seminar will take place at the Museum (Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, Finland) on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 13–17:30. Background Designing and revitalizing urban public spaces has been occurring in many European cities lately. However, the notion of public space itself has many forms and can be …

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Ideas Competition for Pärnu Passenger Terminal


Pärnu Municipal Government has announced an international architectural design competition for the Rail Baltic Pärnu passenger terminal. Rail Baltic is an international rail link that connects Estonia to Central and Western Europe as well as to neighbouring countries. The objective is to find the best comprehensive spatial plan for Pärnu’s Rail Baltic passenger terminal and its immediate surroundings. The competition area …

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Competition for young architects: International Wildlife Centre


Arquideas, an online platform of ideas competitions about architecture and design, has announced an international architecture competition for the design of a Wildlife Centre at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The competition is open for students and young graduates (2012 or later) of architecture and design. More information, detailed terms, downloads and registration:

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Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition web gallery opened


Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has opened an online gallery that displays all 1.715 submitted entries for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. The gallery is located on the competition web site at The gallery displays two snapshots and a short concept description (pdf format) of each entry. The entries can be searched by registration ID or tagged keywords. The user can save her or his favourites, and create …

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Strong roots, a sturdy trunk and verdant crown: Wooden architecture’s annual rings at the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Kioski transformer, Wood Program 2002
© Kimmo Räisänen 2002.

Aalto University’s Wood Studio has for already twenty years been teaching Finnish and foreign architecture students to understand, handle and utilise wood as a building material in architecture. The present exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture provides strong evidence for what belief, passion and skill mean in the education of architects. Our expertise in wood seems finally to have …

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Join the New Generations Platform


New Generations launches the 2nd edition of the open contest Join the New Generations Platform, which is open to all master’s students, new graduates, architects, designers and artists under 40 interested in joining the network and getting involved in its cultural activities. You can join this competition individually or as a team with a video interview that presents yourself (your team, your practice) and introduces …

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ATuT 2014: Updated conference programme available


The 6th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research Symposium Atut2014 is approaching. The event is held in Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture between 23 and 25 October 2015. The conference theme in 2014 is Designing and Planning the Built Environment for Human Well-Being, and the organisers have now published the timetable at the symposium website at The distinguished keynote speakers are: Professor Kristina Nilsson, Luleå University of …

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Turku Urban Research Programme: Call for Research Projects 2014

In 1950, microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980), Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, developed an effective antifungal agent (nystatin) for yeast infections. This photograph was distributed in 1955 when Hazen and Brown were given the first Squibb Award for achievements in chemotherapy.

The City of Turku announce an open call for research projects matching the Turku Urban Research Programme 2014–2017. The research funding is provided by the City of Turku, the University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University. The call applies to research groups, including researchers affiliated to the University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅA), as well as architecture and …

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ICSA 2016 Call for Abstracts


The 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture ICSA has announced a Call for Abstracts and a Call for Mini-Symposia and Special Sessions. The conference will be held in Guimarães, Portugal, on 27–29 July, 2016. ICSA2016 is the world’s leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of …

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Johanna Hurme’s 5468796 Architecture wins Future Project of the Year 2014

Competition entry by 5468796 Architecture, Atelier Anonymous and number TEN architectural group for the Art Gallery of Great Victoria, Canada.

Architect Johanna Hurme, principal of the Winnipeg-based architecture studio 5468796 Architecture has been awarded the prestigious Future Project of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore on 3rd October 2014. Ms. Hurme (b. 1975 in Helsinki, Finland) studied architecture at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada. She received her B.Arch. degree in 1999 and completed her M.Arch. degree in 2002. Finland is part …

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